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When it comes to protecting people in cities... a hero's job is complex and multifaceted. There's the actual rescuing... plus... dealing with enemies!! Can you really handle... both situations?
Gang Orca in "Rescue Maneuvers Continued"

Kugo Sakamata ( (さか) (また) (くう) () Sakamata Kūgo?), also known as Killer Whale Hero: Gang Orca (ギャングオルカ Gyangu Oruka?), is the former No. 10 Pro Hero and the current No. 12 Pro Hero.[3] He is also the director of the Okuto Island Aquarium.[4]

He serves as an antagonist in the second phase of the Provisional Hero License Exam.


Gang Orca in the manga.

Gang Orca is a tall, well-built man whose body has the features of a killer whale thanks to his mutant-type Quirk. He has deep white eyes that feature several rings that circle his red pupils. At times he can look extremely menacing, which is why he's ranked third in heroes that look like villains.

Gang Orca's normal hero costume consists of a white suit with a high collar. The collar reaches all the way to his chin and it is decorated with diamond shapes that are made to look like teeth. This goes with a pink tie made to look like a tongue is coming out. He also wears a killer whale-like cape over his back.

During the Provisional License Exam, Gang Orca sported a red vest over his torso and wore metal gauntlets on his arms.

Following the Paranormal Liberation War, Gang Orca now has a scar over his left eye.



Gang Orca's villain persona.

Gang Orca appears to be a calm and focused hero who treats every situation seriously. He is friendly and a good comrade towards his fellow Pro Heroes. He was relieved that Tiger was able to rescue his ally and calmed him when he was worried about her condition.[5] Gang Orca also teased Best Jeanist on being unable to change Katsuki Bakugo's personality and reform his crude attitude.[6]

Gang Orca can put on a menacing and ruthless persona when required. He acted like a true villain during the latter stages of the Provisional Licensing Exam and was a consistent threat to the students. He is not above calling out the students on their mistakes. Despite his hard exterior, Gang Orca admits that he enjoys seeing the students trying to make up for their mistakes.[7]

The No. 12 Hero takes teaching aspiring heroes very seriously, as at the Remedial Course, he was very rude and belittling to the students who failed the licensing exam. Despite his harsh words and the menacing front he puts on, he does really care about the students put under his teaching and desires to help motivate them so they can become heroes with heart. As pointed out by Present Mic, Gang Orca is actually a big softie underneath who loves kids. This was shown after he encourages them and their potential following the first remedial lesson, but then stumbles and loudly demands that they don't dare fail in an angry voice.


Overall Abilities: Gang Orca is a very powerful hero who earned his place as one of the top ten Pro Heroes. His combat skills are unmatched as he was able to completely dominate Inasa Yoarashi and Shoto Todoroki in battle, two of the strongest first-year students in Japan.[8]

Gang Orca easily blocks Izuku's attack

Enhanced Strength: Gang Orca possesses the strength of a killer whale and it was shown that he is strong enough to overpower a mid-level Nomu.[9]

Enhanced Durability: Despite having an innate weakness to extreme heat, Gang Orca was able to endure being trapped inside a spiraling flame prison for several minutes. He was also able to block Izuku Midoriya's Quirk enhanced kick with ease. [7]

Enhanced Speed: Gang Orca appears to be very fast. He was able to close the distance between himself and Shoto during the battle before the prodigy student ever even noticed him approaching. [8]


Orcinus (シャチ Shachi?): Gang Orca's Quirk gives him the attributes and abilities of a Killer Whale. He has enhanced strength and heightened senses; he can also produce hypersonic waves to paralyze his targets.

He can use his abilities on land, although his Quirk is superior in the water.


4/6 B
3/6 C
5/6 A
4/6 B
Fondness for Kids
5/6 A
Kugo's stats, according to the Ultra Analysis Book

Battles & Events

Chapter Appearances

Hideout Raid Arc
84. From Ida to Midoriya Absent
85. Nothing but Fools Absent
86. Before the Storm Debut
87. Clash Appears
88. All For One Appears
89. All for a Certain One Appears
90. Reach Out Absent
91. Symbol of Peace Absent
92. One For All Absent
93. One For All's Ember Appears
94. From Teacher to Disciple Absent
95. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
96. Home Visits Absent
97. Tell It Like It Is, Mom Absent
Provisional Hero License Exam Arc
98. Moving into Dorms Absent
99. Goodbye Two-Digit Chapters, Hello Three Digits Absent
100. Creating Ultimate Moves Absent
101. The Girl Called Mei Hatsume Absent
102. On Cloud Nine Absent
103. The Test Absent
104. White-Hot Battle! To Each Their Own Strengths! Absent
105. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
106. Class 1-A Absent
107. Denki Kaminari's Thoughts Absent
108. RUSH! Absent
109. Rescue Exercise Appears
110. Rescue Exercise Continued Appears
111. Smoldering Start Appears
112. What's the Big Idea? Appears
113. Test's Aftermath Appears
114. Results' Aftermath Absent
115. Unleashed Absent
116. Meeting in Tartarus Absent
117. A Talk About Your Quirk Absent
118. Meaningless Battle Absent
119. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
120. The Three Absent
121. Second Semester Opening Ceremony Absent
Remedial Course Arc
163. Smoldering Flames Appears
164. Masegaki Appears
165. Win Those Kids' Hearts Appears
166. Be Proud, License Trainees Appears
167. Number One Hero's Starting Line Appears
168. The Strange Tale of Aoyama Absent
Meta Liberation Army Arc
218. The Meta Liberation Army Appears
219. Go, Slidin' Go! Absent
220. My Villain Academia Absent
221. Memento from All For One Absent
222. Tomura Shigaraki: Distortion Absent
223. Cockroaches Absent
224. Revival Party Absent
225. Interview with a Vampire Absent
226. Bloody Love Absent
227. Sleepy Absent
228. Wounded Soul Absent
229. All It Takes Is One Bad Day Absent
230. Sad Man's Parade Absent
231. Path Absent
232. Meta Abilities and Quirks Absent
233. Bright Future Absent
234. Destruction Sense Absent
235. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
236. Tenko Shimura: Origin, Part 2 Absent
237. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
238. Liberation Absent
239. Successor Absent
240. Power Absent
Endeavor Agency Arc
241. Do That Interview! Absent
242. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
243. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
244. Recommended Reading Absent
245. Rise to Action Absent
246. Message Appears
247. Status Report! Absent
248. One Thing at a Time Absent
249. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
250. Ending Absent
251. Just One Week Absent
252. The Unforgiven Absent
Paranormal Liberation War Arc
253. Shirakumo Absent
254. More of a Hero than Anyone Absent
255. Hero Hopeful Absent
256. The High, Deep Blue Sky Flashback
257. Pass It Forward, to Whomever Absent
258. Friends Absent
259. A Quiet Beginning Appears
260. Life's Work Absent
261. High-Ends Absent
262. Mirko, the No. 5 Hero Absent
263. I Wanna Be with You Guys!! Appears
264. One's Justice Appears
265. Villains and Heroes Absent
266. Happy Life Absent
267. Flames Absent
268. Scramble! Absent
269. The Three of Us Absent
270. Inheritance Absent
271. Dark Cloud Appears
272. Good Morning! Absent
273. The Thrill of Destruction Appears
274. Search Absent
275. Encounter, Part 2 Absent
276. You Cheated...! Absent
277. Who...? Absent
278. Disaster Walker Absent
279. League of Villains vs. U.A. Students Absent
280. Red Riot, Part 3 Appears
281. Plus Ultra Absent
282. Footfall of Destruction Appears
283. 75 Flashback
284. Deep Blue Battle Absent
285. Katsuki Bakugo Rising Absent
286. The Ones Within Us Absent
287. Mistake Absent
288. Save Takeo!! Absent
289. Miss Candid and Miss Shut-Away Absent
290. Dabi's Dance Absent
291. Thanks For Going Strong Absent
292. Threads of Hope Absent
293. Hero-Saturated Society Absent
294. Final Performance Absent
295. Tenacious Absent
296. Hellish Hell Absent
297. Tartarus Absent
298. Sounds of Collapse Absent
299. Like Those Tragic Tales Absent
300. The Hellish Todoroki Family, Part 2 Absent
301. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 1 Absent
302. The Wrong Way to Put Out a Fire, Part 2 Absent
303. Top Three Absent
304. Izuku Midoriya and Toshinori Yagi Absent
305. Izuku Midoriya and Tomura Shigaraki Absent
306. The Final Act Begins Absent
U.A. Traitor Arc
335. Zygotes Appears
336. Villain Absent
337. A Disposable Life Absent
338. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 1 Absent
339. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 2 Absent
340. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part 3 Absent
341. The Story of How We All Became Heroes, Part Minus 1 Absent
342. The Extreme Quiet Before the Storm Absent

Anime Appearances

Season 3
39. Game Start Absent
40. Wild, Wild Pussycats Absent
41. Kota Absent
42. My Hero Absent
43. Drive It Home, Iron Fist!!! Absent
44. Roaring Upheaval Absent
45. What a Twist! Absent
46. From Ida to Midoriya Debut
47. All For One Appears
48. Symbol of Peace Appears
49. One For All Appears
50. End of the Beginning, Beginning of the End Absent
51. Moving into Dorms Absent
52. Create Those Ultimate Moves Absent
53. The Test Absent
54. Shiketsu High Lurking Absent
55. Class 1-A Absent
56. RUSH! Absent
57. Rescue Exercises Appears
58. Special Episode: Save the World with Love! Flashback
59. What's the Big Idea? Appears
60. A Talk about Your Quirk Absent
61. Deku vs. Kacchan, Part 2 Absent
62. A Season for Encounters Absent
63. Unrivaled Absent
Season 4
64. The Scoop on U.A. Class 1-A Fantasy
65. Overhaul Absent
66. Boy Meets... Absent
67. Fighting Fate Absent
68. Let's Go, Gutsy Red Riot Absent
69. An Unpleasant Talk Absent
70. GO!! Absent
71. Suneater of the Big Three Absent
72. Red Riot Absent
73. Temp Squad Absent
74. Lemillion Absent
75. Unforeseen Hope Absent
76. Infinite 100% Fantasy
77. Bright Future Absent
78. Smoldering Flames Appears
79. Win Those Kids' Hearts Appears
80. Relief for License Trainees Appears
81. School Festival Absent
82. Prepping for the School Festival Is the Funnest Part Absent
83. Gold Tips Imperial Absent
84. Deku vs. Gentle Criminal Absent
85. School Festival Start!! Absent
86. Let It Flow! School Festival! Absent
87. Japanese Hero Billboard Chart Flashback
88. His Start Absent
Season 5
89. All Hands on Deck! Class 1-A Absent
90. Vestiges Absent
91. Clash! Class A vs. Class B! Absent
92. Make It Happen, Shinso! Absent
93. Operation New Improv Moves Absent
94. Foresight Absent
95. Match 3 Absent
96. Match 3 Conclusion Absent
97. Early Bird! Absent
98. That Which Is Inherited Absent
99. Our Brawl Absent
100. The New Power and All For One Appears
101. Have a Merry Christmas! Absent
102. Off to Endeavor's Agency! Absent
103. One Thing at a Time Appears
104. Long Time No See, Selkie Absent
105. The Hellish Todoroki Family Absent
106. The Unforgiven Absent
107. More of a Hero Than Anyone Absent
108. My Villain Academia Absent
109. Revival Party Absent
110. Sad Man's Parade Absent
111. Tenko Shimura: Origin Absent
112. Tomura Shigaraki: Origin Absent
113. The High, Deep Blue Sky Pictured


  • The character of Gang Orca was originally conceived through Sakamata of Omagadoki Zoo, one of Horikoshi's previous works. Fittingly, Orca's real family name is Sakamata.
    • He was the second character to get this treatment, the first being Uwabami.
  • According to Kugo's Volume 13 profile:[10]
    • His favourite things are strong people and open water swimming.
    • He is constantly requested by aquariums all over Japan to perform shows and give lectures. However, Kugo's scary face and his personality often results in quite a few crying children at these events, which is something he secretly dreads.
  • Gang Orca is ranked third among heroes who look like villains.[11]
  • Gang Orca's English voice actor, Tyler Walker, also voices Lunch Rush and Kojiro Bondo.


  1. 1.0 1.1 My Hero Academia Anime: Episode 59.
  2. 2.0 2.1 My Hero Academia: Ultra Analysis: The Official Character Guide.
  3. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 256 and Episode 113.
  4. My Hero Academia Manga: Chapter 347 (p. 8).
  5. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 88 and Episode 47.
  6. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 86 and Episode 47.
  7. 7.0 7.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 113 and Episode 59.
  8. 8.0 8.1 My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 112 and Episode 59.
  9. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 87 (p. 17) and Episode 47.
  10. My Hero Academia Manga: Vol. 13.
  11. My Hero Academia Manga and Anime: Chapter 110 and Episode 57.

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